Powerhouse World Promotions presents “War on the Mainland” tonight, Aug. 14, at Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (26-6) will face another UFC heavyweight veteran, Paul Buentello (28-12) in the main event. Also fighting on the card is another UFC veteran, Jason Lambert (25-11), who is taking on former King of the Cage heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Tony Lopez (18-4), Matt Horwich (23-13-1) takes on Thales Leites (17-3-1) and MMA legend Jens Pulver (22-13-1) returns to the cage to face up-and-comer Diego Garijo (4-1-1).
“War on the Mainland” will broadcast live on Pay-Per-View tonight starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and play-by-play commentary during the event.
“War on the Mainland” quick results:
- Tim Sylvia def. Paul Buentello by knockout (strikes) Rd 2 (4:57)
- Terry Martin def. Jorge Ortiz by split decision (30-28, 29-28, 28-29) Rd 3
- Tony Lopez def. Jason Lambert by knockout (knee) Rd 2 (1:49)
- Matt Horwich def. Thales Leites by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 4 (0:44)
- Erin Beach def. Joao Silva by unanimous decision (30-25, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3
- Diego Garijo def. Jens Pulver by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (1:08)
- Gustavo Machado def. Rick Reeves by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27) Rd 3
- Cleber Luciano def. Todd Williamson by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:18)
- A.J. Matthews def. Sean Choice by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (3:54)
“War on the Mainland” play-by-play:
Gustavo Machado vs. Rick Reeves
Round 1 – We’re fighting in a 6-rope ring tonight folks. Reeves fighting out of the Lion’s Den in Reno. Leg kick Reeves. Again. Machado with a leg kick. Again from Machado, and again. Another leg kick from Machado, and another. Reeves with one, Machado with one, then a nice punch that lands. Leg kick Reeves. Machado answers, again. Big leg kick from Machado. Right hand from Machado, then a liver shot from Reeves. Reeves drops his mouth piece. Big leg kick from Machado, again. Nice front kick from Reeves. Machado fires back with a leg kick and punch. Nice leg kick from Machado. Both guys looking pretty solid on their feet. They exchange low kicks. Big standing elbow from Machado. Close round by I give it to Machado 10-9. Werdum and Babalu are in Machado’s corner.
Round 2 -Front kick from Reeves, then a left hook. Nice right hook from Machado connects solid. Leg kick from Machado. Leg kick from Reeves, and another BIG one. Nice left from Machado. Big left hook from Reeves, then a leg kick. Left hook and leg kick from Reeves. Leg kick returned by Machado. Nice right from Machado, Reeves covers up and has been defending well against most of Machado’s punches. Big leg kick from Reeves, then a front kick. Right hand from Machado. Nice inside leg kick from Machado. They clinch. I give this round to Reeves 10-9.
Round 3 -Juanito Ibarra is in Machado’s corner. Machado stalking, lands a leg kick. Liver shot from Reeves, he shoots, gets stuffed. Two great BJJ guys here and haven’t gone to the ground not once. Elbow from Machado out of the clinch. Reeves shoots, gets a nice hard takedown. Machado instantly goes for a leg lock. Reeves escapes and gets to his feet. Left straight from Reeves. Big leg kick to the inside from Machado. Straight kick to the body from Reeves. 2:30 left in the fight. Clinch game right now against the ropes. Machado with a couple knees to the body. Reeves gets another takedown. Machado goes for a heel hook and Reeves gets out and up, back to the clinch game. Foot stomps from Machado. Foot stomps from Machado. reeves connects with a punch, and he shoots at the bell. Very close round and fight. I think I would give the round to Reeves 10-9 and the fight to Reeves 29-28.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gustavo Machado def. Rick Reeves by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
Jens Pulver vs. Diego Garijo
Round 1 – Jens desperately needs a win. Garijo has a 4-1 record. They start fast. Both guys exchanging. Garijo comes out fast and Pulver is firing back. Leg kcik from Garijo. He drops Pulver with a big punch. Garijo goes for a guillotine. It’s deep and no sweat on them yet. Pulver taps out. Man “Lil’ Evil” cannot catch a fucking break. You gotta feel sorry for this guy. Bas Rutten commentating, says Jen needs to go to Brazil and just train BJJ if he’s going to continue fighting. Good advice, however, Jens got dropped first with a punch.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Diego Garijo def. Jens Pulver by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (1:08)
Erin Beach vs. Joao Silva
Round 1 – Silva with a leg kick, he shoots, jumps guard but Beach leaves him on the ground. Leg kick from Silva. Silva shoots, gets the takedown, but Beach bounces right up. Silva jumps guard. Beach picks him up and slams him. Silva goes for an armbar, can’t get it and Beach leaves him laying there. Silva gets another takedown, going for the leg. Beach stands up, lands an elbow and trying to get free of Silva. They bumped into the camera man and knocked him off the ring. LOL Beach throws a nice combo, Silva covers up then grabs the clinch. Silva pulls guard, goes for an armbar, and Beach leaves him there. Silva gets up and Beach fires off some punches. Silva gets the takedown, goes for a leg lock. Beach escapes, but they get tangled in the ropes. They stand up and Beach lands a nice right hand. Silva goes for an armbar as they go to the ground. Beach is saved by the bell. Silva gets the round 10-9.
Round 2 – Nice straight left from Beach. Silva shoots, gets stuffed. Beach has good hands, nice boxing. Beach lands a nice combo, Silva shoots and Beach leaves him there laying. Silva gets up. Beach with a body shot and combo to the head. Beach lands another combo and Silva covers up and backs up. Silva shoots for the legs, can’t get them. Silva is cut, blood coming down. Silva hates to be hit and shrinks every time Beach comes at him. Nice left hook from Silva. Beach fires back with a combo. Beach lands a left hook right straight. Beach drops him with a right, but lets him up. Beach getting the better of this round. Silva looks tired and Beach drops him with a combo, Silva gets up and Beach lands another combo, and another that drops him. Silva shoots but gets pushed off like a stuffed doll. Beach gets the round easily 10-9.
Round 3 – They’re talking about UFC 118’s Couture vs. Toney coming up. Beach attacks and Silva shrinks. Nice right by Beach. Leg kicks from Silva. Left hook then a knee from Beach. Silva tries to pull guard but just falls. Left hook from Beach, Silva shoots in vain. Silva shoots, gets hold of a leg and eats a couple of elbows that force Silva to let go. Body kick from Beach. Beach could finish this guy if he’d turn it on. Beach pushes him to the ground. He gets up and Beach lands a nice body kick. Silva shoots in vain again. Big knee to the body from Beach. Beach wins the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 as I see it, although Bas said he thinks he won all three rounds.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Erin Beach def. Joao Silva (30-25, 29-28, 29-28)
NOTES: 30-25 is absolutely absurd.
Matt Horwich vs. Thales Leites
Round 1 – This is for the PWP middleweight title. Eddie Bravo is in Horwich’s corner. I’m really curious about the origin of the name “Horwich”. Damn interesting name. Thales drops him with a leg kick. Matt stands up, they clinch, and let go. Big uppercut from Leites., another one. Leites lands a big leg kick and is attacking. Leites gets a body lock, pushes him into the ropes. Leites picks him up high and drops him to the mat. Leites punches him in the body, then lays on top of him in half guard. They scramble, get back to their feet and Leites lands some nice shots. Leites drops him with another leg kick. Horwich grabs a body lock. Leites takes him to the ground, goes for an armbar. Horwich escapes and takes Leites’ back. They are falling out of the ropes and the ref doesn’t do a thing except watch. Leites reverses and ends up on top. They are on top of the bottom rope. Horwich stands up. Leites lands a nice punch, Horwich takes him down. Leites has an omoplata as the bell sounds. Leites gets that round 10-9.
Round 2 – Leites lands a nice combo then a leg kick. Leites jumps guard. Horwich escapes, they stand up. They clinch. Leites drags him down and lands in half guard. Leites gets full mount but Horwich recovers half guard. Horwich eats some kicks while on his back. Leites comes to the ground,. they scramble, then back up. Clinch game right now. Horwich with a knee. Leites tries to throw a knee and falls to his back hard. Horwich attacks and is inside Leites’ guard. I guess I give this round to Horwich 10-9.
Round 3 – Leg kicks from Leites. Horwich with some ugly kicks. They clinch. They keep talking about Horwich’s body odor. Leites gets the takedown, lands in half guard. Horwich tries to get up and Leites takes his back, transitions to arm triangle. He’s got it tight. Horwich just laying there doing nothing except waiting. Leites mounts. Horwich survives, locks on an omoplata. Horwich has his arm trapped but Leites finally escapes. They are back under the ropes as the ref watches clueless. Leites gets the round 10-9.
Round 4 – Horwich eats a leg kick but fires off a couple punches. Horwich gets the takedown, takes Leites’ back. Horwich submits Thales Leites with a rear naked choke making Eddie Bravo proud. That’s only Leites’ fourth career loss.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Matt Horwich def. Thales Leites by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 4 (0:44)
Jason Lambert vs. Tony Lopez
Round 1 – PWP light heavyweight title fight. Lopez lost over 20 lbs. in a week to make this fight on short notice. Leg kick from both guys. Leg kick from Lopez. Leg kick from Lambert. Leg kick from Lambert. Front kick from Lopez. Lambert grabs a leg but can’t get the takedown. Left hook from Lopez. Front kick, leg kick from Lopez. Lambert with a leg kick. Lambert clinches. Body punches from Lambert. Knees to the thigh and body from Lambert, then he gets the takedown. Lambert in half guard on top. Lopez reverses, takes Lambert’s back but Lambert reverses and stands. Clinch game in the corner. Lambert gets a body lock. They exchange knees. Lambert landing knees to the body and thigh. Still fighting in the clinch. Ten seconds left in the round. Lopez with a head kick, partially blocked by Lambert. Too close to call that round… I’ll say Lamber cause he got the takedown and more action in the clinch, 10-9.
Round 2 – Front kick and a punch combo from Lopez as Lambert shoots and pushes him into the corner. Lambert has a body lock as the crowd chants “Lambert”. Lambert landing some nice knees to the body from the clinch. Lambert gets pushed to the ground, as he tries to get up Lopez knocks him out with a huge knee. Wow! It was a knee from a Thai clinch that knocked him out, the follow up punches weren’t even necessary. Tony Lopez is the new PWP light heavyweight champ.Lopez lost 26 pounds to be able to make weight for this fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tony Lopez def. Jason Lambert by knockout (knee) Rd 2 (1:49)
Terry Martin vs. Jorge Ortiz
Round 1 – Ortiz’s nickname is “The Naked Man”. LOL. No one knows why. Leg kick from Ortiz, again. Marting gets a quick takedown. Martin inside Ortiz’s full guard, putting on some ground and pound. Ortiz working hard from the bottom, throwing elbows. Ortiz tries to throw up a triangle but loses it. Ortiz stands to his feet as Martin holds a front head lock. Ref separates them. Martin lands a left punch. They both swing big, miss, clinch. Ortiz backs Martin into the corner, Martin reverses, lands a knee to the body, then to the head, to the thigh of Ortiz. They separate. Leg kick from Ortiz, then a counter left as Martin comes in swinging. Martin lands a big left hook a la Tyson. They clinch and Martin gets a trip takedown, lands on top in half guard. Martin with an elbow as the bell sounds. Good round for Martin 10-9.
Round 2 – Body shot by Martin. Leg kick to the inside from Ortiz. Big left hook to the body by Martin. Martin with another big left hook to the body. They clinch, separate. Martin attacks, lands another body shot, then grabs a single leg. Ortiz grabs a standing kimura but lets it go. Martin clinches, lands a nice knee to the head. They separate, leg kick from Ortiz. Martin stalking. Leg kick from Ortiz, again. Martin swings big, misses and gets caught with a punch that staggers him. Martin grabs the clinch to hold himself. Martin gets the takedown and is in his full guard. The ref finally moves them out of the ropes. Martin with a nice elbow as the bell sounds. Martin 10-9.
Round 3 – Leg kick Ortiz, again, again. Body kick from Ortiz, another one as Martin comes in. Nice right by Martin. Ortiz kicks him right in the nuts. Ortiz you could tell is trying a new game plan of not letting Martin get in too close, he’s blasting him before he can get in there. Time out is called. Time on. Leg kick from Ortiz as Martin lands a right. Ortiz eats a huge left. Ortiz throwing a big combo and attacking with numerous shots although nothing really landing. As I say that Ortiz lands a nice left. Martin with a big right partially blocked. Nice straight left on the chin from Ortiz. Right hand counters for Martin after a leg kick. Ortiz looking much better this round. Leg kick from Martin. Leg kick Ortiz. Martin misses with a huge hook, again he misses and Ortiz counters with a nice shot. Big left hook from Martin, blocked, but moves him. Leg kick Ortiz. Nice left to the body, then to the head by Martin. Martin gets countered with a shot. Ortiz gets that round 10-9 but the fight should go to Martin 20-28.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Terry Martin def. Jorge Ortiz by split decision (30-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Tim Sylvia vs. Paul Buentello
Round 1 – This is for the PWP heavyweight title. Tim lands a right and a leg kick. Another leg kick for Tim. Tim with a one two punch. Right hand from Paul. Nice triple jab from Tim, they clinch. And the announcer just said “there’s the ground game he’s been working on” in reference to the clinch. Tim roughing up Paul in the corner. Lands a right, and an elbow. Big John restarts them in the center. Body kick from Tim. They clinch, big knee from Tim, has Paul backed into the corner, leaning on Paul. Ref re starts them. Tim lands a big left, then a knee. Tim lands some body shots from the clinch, pushing Paul in the corner. Paul with a cut. Knee to the body from Sylvia. Paul starts swinging and Tim swings back, nice exchange right before the bell. Tim gets the round 10-9.
Round 2 – Replay showed Tim land a nice elbow and Paul a nice uppercut. Leg kick from Tim. Nice jab from Paul. Leg kick from Tim. Tim working the jab. Leg kick from Paul. Tim throws a very nice combo and Paul returns a nice shot. Tim clinches and pushes Paul into the corner. Knees to the body, dirty boxing, and body shots from Tim as he holds Paul in the corner. Elbow from Tim, knee to the thigh. Ref re-starts them. Paul lands a nice combo to the body then head. Tim stalking unhurt. Tim lands a nice right, then three body shots, pushes Paul to the corner, lands a knee. Elbow from Tim. Big elbow from Tim. Tim fighting a smart good fight. Nice elbow, another one, a knee all from Sylvia as he punishes Buentello. Tim’s size playing a big advantage so far. Ref re-starts them. Nice leg kick from Tim, again, and Paul starts to limp. Lands two more, then drops Buentello with a big uppercut. Big John calls it, it’s over just like that folks. Wow! Beautiful performance from Tim Sylvia. Good for Tim. You don’t see Paul get stopped like that
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tim Sylvia def. Paul Buentello by knockout (strikes) Rd 2 (4:57)
BREAKING NEWS: Tim Sylvia’s first PWP heavyweight title defense will be against Pedro Rizzo